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FOC U011 - Melanoma in Skin of Color: Presentation and Implications in Management

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: No director

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Review current epidemiology on presentation, stage at diagnosis and survival rates of melanoma in skin of color
  • Identify challenges and barriers to melanoma prevention among minorities, especially among Hispanics
  • Develop strategies to optimize melanoma care and improve outcome for clinicians and health care providers

Delayed melanoma diagnosis with worse survival among Hispanics is an increasingly urgent cancer control problem. To effectively address the new melanoma epidemic among Hispanics and improve outcome in other disparate populations, we will review the current epidemiology on presentation, stage at diagnosis, and survival rates of melanoma in skin of color. We will identify shortcomings in melanoma prevention efforts, considering the impact of gender, socioeconomic status, socio-cultural beliefs and health care access. Clinicians will be able to adapt strategies to improve skin cancer screening, communication and education for patients of skin of color at the end of the session.